Even if the "Shaman of Sexy" is a thrilling showman, performing stunts many superstars cannot, John Morrison lacks two key qualities of superstars in the world of professional wrestling: the respect of Vince McMahon and microphone skills.
According to an excerpt from Wrestling Forum by former WWE writer John Piermarini, Vince’s philosophy on Daniel Bryan is that he isn’t a fighter, but he wins because capitalizes on opponents' mistakes.
In this instance, it works.
On the other hand, Vince thinks Morrison can’t kick anyone’s butt in a real fight and therefore doesn’t qualify as a top baby-face. Morrison has the chance to take the ball and run with it, but he is running uphill.
Vince’s remarks came in the wake of Morrison doing nothing about Melina cheating on him with Batista. Instead, he and Melina have rekindled their romance. This led to Morrison taking a tumble off the hill.
There is tension between Morrison and his WrestleMania tag-team partner Trish Stratus, according to sources within WWE. Morrison was reportedly upset that Trish was booked for a match at WrestleMania, which he felt took away a spot on the card from Melina.
Morrison is visibly cold to Trish, avoiding eye contact with her, snubbing her in the post-match celebration by turning his back to her and rejecting several of her ideas about the match prior to WrestleMania.
Morrison's personal life seems to sabotage his chances of being a main event player. He has been with the WWE since co-winning Tough Enough III in 2002. That's a decade without any noteworthy accomplishments, as opposed to his former tag-team partner, The Miz, who is the WWE Champion.
Only time will tell if the WWE has given up on Morrison, as every time he is given a slight chance, he seems to drop the ball and run the other way.